Recent in Day: December 1, 2011

Visual Voicemail App for Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus Users Hits the Android Market

Dec 1st - Verizon, knowing they have to keep the number of preinstalled apps on their Galaxy Nexus down, have decided to upload their visual voicemail application to the Android market for Galaxy Nexus users. Great! But this wouldn’t really be huge news if not for the fact that it shows they’re preparing for the device’s launch. It …

AT&T Gives Us a Mobile Minute on the LG Nitro HD

Dec 1st - Thinking of what AT&T’s service might look like on an HD display? AT&T social media rep Daniel takes on a quick one minute tour of the new handset, showcasing its 329 pixels-per-inch, 4G LTE connectivity, and picture-taking prowess. LG has been able to push out some impressive hardware in recent months but the company is …

Samsung Fascinate Gingerbread Update Ready to Roll

Dec 1st - Pinch me, I’m dreaming. Yesterday Samsung and Verizon managed to get Gingerbread rolling out to the Droid Charge after months of waiting, and now a phone whose owners have waited even longer is getting a piece of its own. The Samsung Fascinate on Verizon has had its support page updated with documentation for software build …

Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus to Best Buy Dec. 11?

Dec 1st - Let’s add a bit more fuel to the raging Galaxy Nexus release date fire. The latest rumors have the handset pegged for a December 8th release, a date that has remained surprisingly stable after a gauntlet of potential launch days came and went with no Nexus in sight. So here comes Best Buy with some …

OG Droid Receiving Android 2.2.3 Update with Security Fixes

Dec 1st - A couple of weeks back we learned that Verizon and Motorola had a new security update in testing for the original Motorola Droid, and this morning we are hearing the first reports of the update arriving on users’ handsets. The new software (build number FRK76) brings the Droid’s Android version to 2.2.3 and deals with …

Sharp’s 5.47mm Camera Sensor Could Get Smartphones Over the Hump

Dec 1st - Sharp has unveiled a new 1/3.2-inch CMOS camera sensor geared towards smartphones, one measuring thinner than any other currently on the market. The RJ63YC100 features a 12.1MP resolution and optical image stabilization while measuring in at a mer 5.47mm. Aside from the backside-illuminated sensor’s ability to shoot beautiful full HD video, it’s thinness could help …

Happy Holidroid Contest: Caption Challenge

Dec 1st - If you’re unsure what this whole “Holidroid Contest” thing is all about, be prepared to get excited. From November 24th through December 25th, Phandroid is giving away a Kindle Fire every single day along with other great prizes like the Galaxy Nexus Galaxy Tabs, JAMBOX, SmarTouch Gloves, Android Phones, Android T-Shirts, Seidio Vouchers and more. Read our announcement post for details. …

White Galaxy S II Skyrock Landing at AT&T Dec. 4

Dec 1st - Dreaming of a white Christmas? How about a white Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket? AT&T is getting in the holiday spirit with a new deco for their LTE-enabled handset. The all-white Skyrocket doesn’t change any of the features of it’s darker counterpart, and with that pricing remains the same at $249 on a two-year contract. …

woot Has 7-inch Galaxy Tab 16GB for $199

Dec 1st - woot, focused on providing great daily deals, is clearing house on stock of the original Samsung Galaxy Tab. As the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus moves on to shelves to take its place, you can snatch up last year’s model for an easy $199.99 (plus $5 shipping). The price is for the 16GB WiFi/3G version and …

ZiiLABS Jaguar Reference Tablet Gets a Taste of Ice Cream Sandwich

Dec 1st - We’ve been seeing a bunch of unofficial Ice Cream Sandwich ports over the past couple of weeks, but how about something a bit more official? The ZiiLABS  Jaguar is not a consumer tablet, but the reference platform for the ARM-based ZiiLABS ZMS-20 chipset was recently filmed showing off some Ice Cream Sandwich goodness. The ZMS-20 …

Verzo Listens to Community Feedback, Drops Kinzo Pricing

Dec 1st - Keeping good on a promise made alongside the announcement of their debut smartphone, Verzo is taking community feedback to heart and adjusting the pricing of the Android-based Kinzo. What once was available only as a bundle including accessories such as a card dock and priced at $459 now comes in two formats. One option still …

Nexus Devices, Original XOOM Escape the Grips of Carrier IQ

Dec 1st - Want another reason to make the Samsung Galaxy Nexus your next device? How about a lack of creepy tracking software watching your every move? The latest report in the ongoing Carrier IQ fiasco claims that due to heavier involvement from Google, the Nexus line of phones has foregone the inclusion of the controversial software. The …

New Ice Cream Sandwich Hidden Feature: “Dreams” (Screensavers)

Dec 1st - Those boys over at Google definitely know how to have a good time. First it was the NyanDroid Easter egg and now we have this. Well, I wouldn’t exactly call this an Easter egg. More like a hidden feature no one has heard about — until now. It’s called “Dreams” and it acts as a …

ASUS Confirms December 19th Launch For Transformer Prime – Releases New Promo Vid

Dec 1st - ASUS Transformer Prime reviews have been flooding the internets this evening (spoiler: everyone loves it) and with that has come an official release date and promo video for the supertablet. Contrary to our earlier post, the ASUS Transformer Prime will, in fact, launch on December 19th — online and in retail outlets — as quickly …